February 12, 2016
Nelson chapter
The Council of Canadians Nelson chapter.

The Council of Canadians Nelson chapter is co-sponsoring the Nelson Climate Teach-in on Feb. 24.

The Nelson Daily reports, "Join local experts to discuss how Canada can reach our climate targets, at a special Teach-in at Nelson United Church. The free event includes a special advocacy action to tell Canada’s leaders what you think. The Nelson Climate Teach-in is at 7 pm, on Wednesday, February 24th at Nelson United Church, 602 Silica Street."

The forum is also sponsored by the West Kootenay EcoSociety, Kairos, Citizens Climate Lobby, Kootenays for a Pipeline-Free BC and Nelson United Church.

The Council of Canadians supports the Leap Manifesto, notably these demands:

February 12, 2016

Site C Dam

A CBC headline this morning trumpets, "Clean-energy deal being signed today 1st step to green NAFTA".

While there are no real specifics yet, the article tells us, "Canada, the United States and Mexico will sign a trilateral agreement Friday [Feb. 12] that could mark the start of discussions on the first North American accord on climate change and clean energy. ...Sources tell CBC News the emphasis will be on a 'low-carbon future' for North America. This essentially kickstarts the detailed, behind the scenes work needed for a continent-wide agreement that will enable all three countries to work together on clean energy and options to reduce greenhouse gas emissions."

February 11, 2016
The Victoria chapter joined the Wilderness Committee action yesterday.

The Council of Canadians Victoria chapter participated in a creative demonstration on Feb. 10 in defence of the Walbran Valley, which is located in the unceded territory of the Pacheedaht First Nation.

February 11, 2016

The Council of Canadians Northumberland chapter participated in a recent consultation on the federal budget.

Northumberland View reports, "Northumberland-Peterborough South MP Kim Rudd welcomed residents to a trio of Pre-Budget Consultation events on Wednesday, February 10th. The events were held in Port Hope, Colborne and Newcastle. The Port Hope event was held at the Town Park Recreation Centre in Port Hope and included several members of Port Hope Council, including Mayor Bob Sanderson, Cobourg Mayor and County Warden Gil Brocanier, Wendy Curtis from Northumberland CFDC, Pat Daily from the Northumberland Chapter of the Council of Canadians, and several other residents."

February 11, 2016
AJ Klien and Emma Lui
Vancouver-based Council of Canadians political staff AJ Klein and Emma Lui express their solidarity with Treaty 8 land defenders opposed to the Site C dam.

The Council of Canadians joined with more than 25 organizations today in an open letter calling on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take immediate action to halt construction of the Site C dam.